Information in English

Thank you for visiting the EigenWijs website. We are a childcare organisation offering day care and after-school care for children at our locations in Rijswijk and Wateringen. Find out more about our vision and services below. If you would like to know more or have any questions regarding childcare for your child, you can contact us by email. We'll be more than happy to help you!

Our vision

Every child is creative. Children all have an inquisitive nature and an inherent ability to wonder. From birth, babies have a limitless capacity for expressing themselves: drawing, painting, crafts, dancing, singing, jumping, telling stories! Our day care and after-school care allow children to explore their individual talents and interests, giving them the room to grow up at their own pace.
We base our vision on the ‘Reggio Emilia’ approach, which encourages children to explore their world, with our teachers helping them along the way!


Day care

EigenWijs has a professional day care centre at a unique location: in the heart of the forest between Rijswijk and The Hague. Every day we offer activities that are both fun and engaging, and which allow children to explore and develop their natural abilities and talents.

Our day care facility has two infant groups for ages 0 – 2; one toddler group for ages 2 – 4; and one combined group for ages 1.5 – 4. Whether we’re singing, playing, relaxing or preparing for school, the focus is always on the child’s individual development.

In Wateringen, EigenWijs is located in the front part of the characteristic Nieuw Zuiderveld farmhouse, with a beautiful, natural garden.

Here we have a group for children aged 0 to 4 years and a baby group for children aged 0 to 2 years.


After-school care

EigenWijs offers a fun and active after-school care programme during school term and holidays. Activities include e.g. capoeira, baseball and visits to the exciting Tree-Climbing Island. All our activities are engaging and fun, and ensure the children get lots of exercise! Groups are moderately sized, with around 20 children aged 4 -12 years.
Our unique sports activities and workshops are what makes our programme unique. Lessons are taught or supervised by our own staff, often supported by cool sports lessons given by professional instructors (male and female), and creative workshops by our teachers. When the weather permits, you’ll find us outside with the children, heading off into the woods for awesome adventures!


Get in touch

If you have any questions about our approach, or would like to come and see us in action, we’d love to give you a guided tour of our EigenWijs facilities. Please get in touch! We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about EigenWijs, and we can probably point you in the right direction for further information about administration issues and the Dutch childcare allowance.